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Episode 3: Ancient Egypt

3000 years of high culture on the Nile. No empire existed longer, none was so far ahead of its time. Monumental temples, the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and above all the pyramids of Giza bear witness to the unique success story of the ancient Egyptians.
Mirko Drotschmann tells their fascinating story. What can mummies still tell us today? Why of all people were officials the secret stars? What technology was used to build the pyramids? Mirko Drotschmann searches for traces in the world’s largest museums of Egyptian antiquities, meets mummy researchers and is right up close when engineers decode the ingenious technique for building the pyramids. Computer animations show what the pyramids of Giza once looked like and what secrets were hidden inside them.


WRITER: Sabine Klauser DIRECTOR: Nina Koshofer, Robert Wiezorek PRESENTER: Mirko Drotschmann CAMERA: Martin Christ, Torbjörn Karvang, Achim Seck EDITOR: Fabian Reisch MUSIC: Paul Rabiger COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Georg Graffe (ZDF), Claudia Moroni (ZDF)